You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Scribes ready ‘Shrek’ sequel

Animated fairy tale has grossed $112 mil

HOLLYWOOD — Very jolly indeed about its new green giant, DreamWorks Pictures has announced it’s preparing a theatrical sequel to “Shrek” and will rehire scribes and co-producers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to take on the assignment.

Rossio and Elliott’s “Shrek” script was based on William Steig’s children’s book of the same name; Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman also received “written by” credit on the pic.

The animated fairy tale voiced by Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow has grossed $112 million since opening May 16. Pic will expand to 3,661 engagements this weekend from a previous 3,623.

“Shrek” was produced by Aron Warner, John H. Williams and DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg. A spokeswoman for the studio said it was not yet clear who would produce the sequel.

Rossio and Elliott had previously co-written Disney’s animated fare “Aladdin” and DreamWorks’ “The Road to El Dorado.” They also received “story by” credit on Col’s live-action pic “The Mask of Zorro.”

The duo was repped in the deal by Creative Artists Agency.

More Film

  • Bill Pullman

    Bill Pullman Doubles His Treasure at the Woodstock Film Festival

    HOLLYWOOD — Very jolly indeed about its new green giant, DreamWorks Pictures has announced it’s preparing a theatrical sequel to “Shrek” and will rehire scribes and co-producers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to take on the assignment. Rossio and Elliott’s “Shrek” script was based on William Steig’s children’s book of the same name; Joe Stillman […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Bob Weinstein

    Bob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis)

    HOLLYWOOD — Very jolly indeed about its new green giant, DreamWorks Pictures has announced it’s preparing a theatrical sequel to “Shrek” and will rehire scribes and co-producers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to take on the assignment. Rossio and Elliott’s “Shrek” script was based on William Steig’s children’s book of the same name; Joe Stillman […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Film Academy Won't Be 'Inquisitorial Court,' Oscars President Says

    HOLLYWOOD — Very jolly indeed about its new green giant, DreamWorks Pictures has announced it’s preparing a theatrical sequel to “Shrek” and will rehire scribes and co-producers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to take on the assignment. Rossio and Elliott’s “Shrek” script was based on William Steig’s children’s book of the same name; Joe Stillman […]

  • Vanessa Hudgens

    Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy 'Second Act'

    HOLLYWOOD — Very jolly indeed about its new green giant, DreamWorks Pictures has announced it’s preparing a theatrical sequel to “Shrek” and will rehire scribes and co-producers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to take on the assignment. Rossio and Elliott’s “Shrek” script was based on William Steig’s children’s book of the same name; Joe Stillman […]

  • 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' film

    Tyler Perry Hopes 'Boo 2!' Can Help Bring Laughter to Nation's 'Darkness'

    HOLLYWOOD — Very jolly indeed about its new green giant, DreamWorks Pictures has announced it’s preparing a theatrical sequel to “Shrek” and will rehire scribes and co-producers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to take on the assignment. Rossio and Elliott’s “Shrek” script was based on William Steig’s children’s book of the same name; Joe Stillman […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content